Sentencing Guidelines - Manslaughter

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2 judgments

09 November 2007

R v Glenn Paul Harwood

Death resulting from two stab wounds to front of chest - 'deliberate and substantial violence' - no penalty for late plea in circumstances - appropriate in certain circumstances to go outside the range of 8 to 15 years on contest for cases falling outside upper range of gravity identified in Magee - 13 years not excessive on a plea.

[2007] NICA 49
Higgins LJ
15 June 2007

R v Stephen Magee

Application for leave to appeal against a sentence imposed at Newry Crown Court in 2005 - whether sentence manifestly excessive - manslaughter - 9 years imprisonment and 3 years probation - whether provocation or self defence - alcohol and drug misuse - guidance on sentence after a not guilty plea - guidance on aggravating factors - application for leave to appeal dismissed.

[2007] NICA 21
Kerr LCJ